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Porotas Restaurante

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Avenida del Mar 900 B, La Serena, Chile
51 2210937
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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is one of my favorites . The food is exciting , so it's presentation . The place itself looks really nice , has a nice atmosphere , a bit romantic at night and very warm during the day . Has an amazing view to the ocean also . The only thing I don't love about this restaurant is... More 

Thank Haroldo M
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

My family reserved a table for lunch based on the positive TA reviews. We were disappointed on all fronts. First of all, we arrived and no one seemed to know about the reservation. After being ignored for quite a while we were told that our appetizer preference was not available. The attitude of the server could not have been worse...... More 

1 Thank Paulina B
Tucson, Arizona
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121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

I reviewed this restaurant ~18 months ago and made a return trip. It's just as good as it ever was with a fine view of the beach and ocean. This time I had the "Pastas Fruta de Mar" (Seafood Pasta) and it was taglietelle (which I prefer) crammed full of seafood. I had to remove some mussels that had not... More 

Thank TucsonTraveller
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

Lovely spot to watch the sun set. Good menu with lots of fish options. Good value for the standard of the food. Would recommend.

Thank Aileen M
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

The place has an excellent view from the terrace, I enjoyed once a wonderful summer sunset :-) As aperitif you must try the pisco sour. The menu has plenty sea food dishes, all delicious!!

Thank V3rin
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

The food is very good, both the fish and the meat dishes. Located directly at the beach, it is a nice place to visit.

1 Thank Joep v
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119 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The location (av. del mar) is very nice. You have view on the beach and sea from certain tables. The place looks clean. They have a menu with English translation. The menu is directed towards seafood (which is not a surprise given the location). The dishes are nice, but for the price they lack "je ne sais quoi". Some details... More 

Thank Joe Z
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250 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

I was recommend this place by a friend and it was bang on. Not much heat on a cold evening but friendly staff and nice food. In the summer it would be nice to sit upstairs.

Thank Rossland58
Santiago, Chile
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

The pisco sours, machas a la parmesana, the mero, and the tuna and pesto risottos were all amazing. The staff were friendly and helpful. I will definitely go back!

Thank Sjzerbe1027
Santiago, Chile
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This was a lovely dinner by the ocean for my friends and I! We had amazing service by the wait staff and felt very welcomed by the owner. Beautiful wine and delicious food made this a restaurant to return to!

Thank hcutshall

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Chilean, South American, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida del Mar 900 B, La Serena, Chile
  • Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Coquimbo Region  >  La Serena
  • Phone Number: 51 2210937

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?